Pay: Starting at $15/hour – up to $20/hour commensurate with experience
Start Date: April 2022
End Date: November 22, but potential for year round employment for an invested person
Position Details: This position will work closely with the farm team to execute daily operations of the farm. This includes all aspects of vegetable production, sales and marketing, and farm maintenance. This includes but is not limited to weeding, transplanting, irrigating, bed prep and harvesting, post harvest washing, packaging and organization, greenhouse and tunnel work (moving and setting up mobile tunnels, trellising, seeding starts, etc). This includes waking up early to drive to farmers markets, setting up the vegetable display, and establishing great customer relationships on behalf of Shenandoah Seasonal. Farm maintenance can include everything from aiding in infrastructure projects to mowing grass around the farm. Expect the work to be physically and mentally demanding and the weather conditions to vary. You will be expected to work in all weather conditions. This is a fast-paced and physically demanding job. Work hours will typically be 40-50 hours per week (depending on the season) with two days off per week. You will be expected to work on either Saturday or Sunday depending on what sales outlet you are responsible for. There is opportunity to grow with our farm and we are searching for motivated candidates who are comfortable in a management role and who ideally, would like to manage a farm enterprise of their own one day.
Skills Desired: Prior experience working on a farm is ideal but not required; however you must work extremely fast to set the standard for others, be super responsible and committed. Ability to have a good attitude and multi-task is also a must. You must be able to work in a team as well as independently and be trustworthy and accountable. Please apply if you have the ability to learn with an open mind and have a willingness to work hard. Our farm operates in all weather, rain or shine, hot or cold. So you must be prepared for the elements. Valid Drivers License required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email Only. You will only be considered if you submit a resume and list of work experience. Include 3 references. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
1390 Welltown Road
Clear Brook, Virginia 22624